July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

Top News

  • Senate Advances Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. NPR
  • Biden says federal workers must get vaccinated or face testing, urges $100 payments. NBC
  • Congress approves a $2.1 billion emergency spending bill for Capitol security and aid for Afghan refugees. New York Times
  • ‘We have got to do something’: Cities behind on climate goals as extreme weather worsens. Smart Cities Dive
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Biden EPA to reconsider Trump rollback on power plant pollution in 2022. The Hill
  • For FEMA head, trip to wildfire regions reaffirms drive to address climate change. Axios
  • Biden wants to turn America’s auto fleet electric. It’s harder than it seems. Washington Post
  • Climate Crisis Catches Power Companies Unprepared. New York Times
  • Infrastructure bill would transform energy, but maybe not enough. Roll Call

Indian Affairs

  • Reckoning with the theft of Native American children. Vox
  • WATCH: Harris hosts voting rights conversation with Native American leaders, Secretary Haaland. PBS
  • Crow Tribe Files Lawsuit Against BIA Officer for Use of Excessive Force. Native News
  • Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections. The Hill


  • DOL rescinds Trump-era rule on joint employment. Reuters
  • How the PRO Act Could Change Labor Law, NY HERO Act Safety Plans. National Law Review
  • Explosive Activision Blizzard lawsuit could set California labor law precedent, lawyers say. Washington Post
  • Biden vaccine mandate for federal workers could set precedent for private employers to follow. CNBC

Taxation & Trade

  • How Congress plans to pay for the new infrastructure deal. Fortune
  • Biden admin to unveil new push for US-Africa business ties. Al Jazeera
  • Carveouts from overseas profits tax sought for US territories. Roll Call
  • Senators push through bill with surprise crypto tax amendment. Yahoo News
  • Tense U.S.-China meeting ends, Beijing official says relations are in a ‘stalemate.’ CNBC


  • Bipartisan policies put America back into the 5G race against China. The Hill
  • The Children of Tech’s Guest Workers are Pushing for Immigration Relief. The Verge
  • The Invisible Tech Behemoth. The Atlantic
  • New Data Show Major Broadband Gaps in Smaller Counties. RouteFifty

Transportation & Infrastructure 

  • US Senate Transportation Policymakers Press for Pipeline Security. Transport Topics
  • What’s in the new infrastructure bill — and why it’s a big deal. Vox
  • Algorithm Could Improve How Self-Driving Cars Take on Narrow Streets. Route Fifty
  • Infrastructure lament: ‘Deal is more important than the outcome’. Roll Call
  • Despite limited participation, advocates see potential for Northeast transportation cap-and-invest plan. Smart Cities Dive

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